Chicago 'Hobos' Gang's Alleged Members Face Murder, Drug Charges After 6-Year Investigation


    CHICAGO, Sept 26 (Reuters) - Nine members of a Chicago street gang called the "Hobos" face federal racketeering conspiracy charges stemming from drug sales, robberies and five murders, officials said on Thursday in announcing indictments after a six-year investigation. 

    The "Hobos" gang is from Chicago's South Side, which has been struggling with a



    Deonta' Howard, 3-Year-Old Hurt In Chicago Mass Shooting, Visits Church After Hospital Release


      Photo courtesy: Pastor Cory Brooks

      Doctors say 3-year-old Deonta' Howard faces a decade of reconstructive surgery after he was shot in the face last Thursday in Cornell Square Park.

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      A week after the mass shooting in Cornell Square Park that injured Deonta' Howard and 12 others, the 3-year-old
      is finally headed home.

      Deonta' was released



      William Beavers Sentenced: Ex-Cook County Commissioner Gets 6 Months In Prison For Tax Evasion


        Ex-Cook County Commissioner William Beavers was sentenced Wednesday morning to serve six months in prison and pay tens of thousands of dollars in fees and restitution for campaign funds he was convicted of not reporting on his taxes.


        The often-colorful Beavers -- who previously proclaimed himself as a "hog with the big nuts" -- could have been



        Pat Quinn, Alderman Float Potential For State Police To Help Combat Chicago Crime, Top Cop Balks

        Illinois National Guard

        Chicago's top cop is saying "no thanks" to the idea of outside forces like Illinois State Police and the National Guard coming into the city to help curb gun and gang violence.

        "The National Guard is not a policing force, they are a military force," McCarthy said after a police graduation ceremony at Navy Pier Monday. "Let's stop the hysteria."



        Rahm Emanuel Shelling Out Big To Settle City Lawsuits In Hopes Of Long-Term Savings


        The City of Chicago has shelled out $169 million in lawsuit settlements under Mayor Rahm Emanuel -- nearly triple the amount paid in the final two years of former Mayor Richard Daley's tenure, according to a new report by the Sun-Times.


        Cash-strapped and with crumbling credit, Stephen Patton, the city's corporation counsel, said Emanuel is looking